The best Minecraft house ideas

Minecraft house ideas - A Japanese house build
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Searching high and low for the best Minecraft house ideas? Needing that special spark to inspire a brand new build? You're in the right place, with more enchanting ideas than an entire Minecraft library. Thanks to Minecraft's huge pile of options, your cubic condo can look any way you like, so finding the right inspirations to thin down the range of options is critical.

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Fortunately for us all, collective creativity is abundant, with endless Minecraft house builds out there to pique your curiosity. So whether you want to brick up a copy of another build like the latest Ikea find, or just pinch some new ideas for to decorate your next architectural work of art, you'll find it all here. Plus, we've got something for you whether your taste runs to the modern mansion, captivating castle, or just a homely homestead.

If you’re new to putting up your own Minecraft house, getting familiar with the basics is a smart start. We’ve got a full chest of tools for you, with guides of all stripes, from starter survival houses to launch from on up to more complex ultra-modern homes for you to sprawl out on the lap of opulence and luxury.

To that end, we’ve amassed rolodex of house build blueprints, ranging from simple and quaint to massive construction undertakings. Each one of these builds has diverse options to slip into your diamond toolbag of knowledge. So let’s stroll through our gallery of Minecraft house ideas, and get started on your next big project. 

Minecraft house ideas: survival house ideas

Simple wooden survival house

TheMythicalSasuage (opens in new tab) has designed the perfect Minecraft survival house. This 8x8 cabin not only looks great, but it's also easy to build and takes no time at all, making it the perfect place for when you first start a survival map. Just because you're starting out doesn't mean your base needs to look basic.

Stone and wood starter house

Minecraft house ideas - A small, wooden survival house

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This Minecraft survival house by Minecraft Today (opens in new tab) is super simple, easy to build, and also has some lovely homely touches without lots of extra resources. This small base is built mostly from stone and oak, and Minecraft Today has added some lovely little touches with a small garden out front and a huge glass window so you can see who or what is approaching your new home.

Starter house with a mine entrance

Made with simple materials, this starter house will last you, thanks to the detail work from Foxel (opens in new tab). Cozy, functional, and easy to get built and working, you'll be the most stylish setup. Mostly stone and oak, the stone block pathways outside are probably my favorite touch, along with the copper mine-cart stops. Don't be afraid to stick something else there if you haven't found copper yet, though!

Minecraft house ideas: wooden house ideas

Autumn-themed wooden house

To kick off the list is Zaypixel's Autumn cabin (opens in new tab), a home complete with a thatched roof, cushy fireplace, and plenty of pumpkins. This cabin is on the snug side and I love the brick accents throughout the exterior of the cabin. Zaypixel's tutorial is super easy to follow and together with its soft piano score makes for a relaxing watch even if you're not planning on building.

Multifloor wood house

Looking for a wooden house that's a little more impressive? Check out JUN MAB's huge, wooden house which can be built in either survival or creative mode. This home is multilayered and a great base for spotting from afar. 

Minecraft house ideas: farmhouse ideas

Quaint mixed-stone farmhouse

Minecraft house ideas - A Small farmhouse build with a circular field beside it

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If you would like a more traditional farmhouse then TheMythicalSausage's farm build (opens in new tab) is just for you. The allotment for farming is placed right next to the home and has an interesting round shape instead of a square. The wooden bench on the front porch is also a lovely touch.

Big multi-level farmhouse

JUN MAB's is back on the list again with their farmhouse build (opens in new tab), which is simply stunning. Instead of having the farm allotment and house separated, they have cleverly tied the two areas together in a staggered structure creating one complete build. Super easy tutorial to follow, and I highly suggest you take a look at their other videos for more beautiful builds.

Raised survival farmhouse

In this excellent build from SheepGG (opens in new tab), you can maximize your space by having a crafting and growing area underneath your house. With relatively accessible supplies, you can easily pivot right into this build from your starter house—or even build it first, if you're a quick materials collector. My favorite part is the scaffolding used as little display tables for the potted plants, both adorable and functional.

Minecraft house ideas: treehouse ideas

Big spiral treehouse

In this stunning two part tutorial, DiddiHD (opens in new tab) shows us a magnificent treehouse. Around the huge jungle tree, a variety of different open rooms give you plenty of space for everything from enchantment to storage. There's even a lovely hanging kitchen, and plenty of room to customize or add-on if you really want to make it your own.

Simple treehouse

Ayvocado's treehouse tutorial (opens in new tab) is one to watch for a quick and easy build. The ladder for this house is built into the trunk of the tree and there's even a little wooden veranda that you can use as a lookout. 

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Treehouse with lookout

This treehouse build by Mr Mirror (opens in new tab) is built around the trunk of the tree instead of inside it, so offers a 360-degree lookout. There's also plenty of space inside for all your crafting equipment and a place to rest.

Minecraft house ideas: modern house ideas

Minimalist modern house

JUN MAB's builds are back with their take on a modern Minecraft house (opens in new tab). Clean lines and minimalist designs transfer really well into Minecraft's blocky world and this modern build definitely fits the bill. 

Classic modern house

Rizzial has a bunch of slick house ideas on their Minecraft channel but this modern house build (opens in new tab) stuck out because it's slightly bigger with three whole floors. I love how angular this build is and the brick, wood, and white blocks balance each other out perfectly.

Floating modern house

Modern Minecraft houses are plush enough, but what about a modern Minecraft house on water? Knight's modern house (opens in new tab) has been built to make it look like it's floating effortlessly on water. It's a build that definitely benefits from some of the best Minecraft shaders (opens in new tab), but it's stunning nonetheless. 

Minecraft house ideas: underground house ideas

Underground modern house

Tasteful and full of clean lines and shapes, this build from Nanadroid (opens in new tab) has all the appeal of an underground build, but with the light and modern appeal of huge skylight windows. Plus, if you're a fan of fish tanks, this one is one of the best I've ever seen, being visible on three sides and really showing off how colorful Minecraft's fish can be. So get yourself a modern upgrade, without the massive price tag.

Clover-shaped underground house

Minecraft house ideas - An underground house with four circular silos connected together.

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When I think underground base I just think of a shabby bunker, but ItsMarloe's underground base (opens in new tab) has blown my expectations away. It's not exactly inconspicuous, but it certainly has plenty of style. 

Circular stepped underground house

Another stylish Minecraft underground base (opens in new tab) is from Tanol Games, who's build kind of looks like a Pokéball. The really cool thing about this base is that there's a tree at its centre, bringing some life down into the blocky, earthy depths.

Minecraft house ideas: Japanese house ideas

Classic japanese pagoda house

Minecraft house ideas - A Japanese-inspired house with a garden and hanging lamps.

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BlueBits' Japanese Minecraft house (opens in new tab) is one of the most elegant builds on this list. What makes this build stand out is the blue roof blocks that really make the whole project pop. If you want a delicate Japanese garden to match, you can check out the second part of the tutorial on how to build just that. 

Modernized japanese house

BlueNerd's Japanese Minecraft house tutorial (opens in new tab) might look like a beast at forty minutes, but it's super detailed and full of little design details worth checking out. The bamboo and lanterns really bring the whole build together.

Japanese walled compound house

With this build, BlueBits (opens in new tab) brings a little security-with-class to the Japanese house build. With the outer wall, and an inner courtyard you can decorate to your hearts content, you're a bit safer and more secure going about your business. While it's a bigger build than your average house, it's well worth the investment you'll have when it's done. I especially love the roof-line details and the clever hanging lanterns, which really make it stand out.

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